25. Me, when the sun begins to fling

From L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55, Part II, Il Penseroso

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor → A flat major
Meter
4/4
Length
9 measures

English text

Soprano

Me, when the sun begins to fling
His flaring beams, me goddess bring
To arched walks of twilight groves,
And shadows brown that Sylvan loves;
There in close covert by some brook,
Where no profaner eye may look.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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